A gallant notion.
What: Despite Outside Lands’s star-studded lineup, these local gents made a big impression with thundering rock tunes underscored by folksy melodies.
Why: Swing by after work to hear new songs from their upcoming album, The Bloom and the Blight.
When: Tonight, 6 p.m.
Where: Amoeba Music, 1855 Haight St., b/t Stanyan & Shrader Sts. (415-831-1200).
SF Zine Fest
What: Small-press publishing gets its day in the sun when more than 100 makers of magazines, art books, and comics display their best work.
Why: Take a seminar in DIY animation, book sewing, or starting a vintage fashion business.
When: Sat. & Sun., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: County Fair Building, 1199 9th Ave., at Lincoln Way, Golden Gate Park (415-831-5500).
The Prince and Michael Experience
What: We know. It’s like choosing between Mom and Dad. Go prepared to represent your king of pop in a dancing duel with hits, rarities, and remixes from DJ Dave Paul.
Why: Dress as your favorite or take a sign to show your love.
When: Sat., 8 p.m.
Where: Madrone Art Bar, 500 Divisadero St., at Fell St. (415-241-0202). Admission is $5 after 8 p.m.
Buckshot and Blanc
What: Stag Dining Group invites y’all back to the range for skeet shooting followed by a sportsman-inspired meal of grilled quail, slow-roasted lamb, and pairing wines.
Why: Ready, aim, eat.
When: Sun., 3 p.m.
Where: Location will be announced to attendees Sun. Tickets ($130) at buckshotandblanc.eventbrite.com.
Architecture and the City Festival
What: Celebrate distinct design with films, exhibitions, lectures, workshops, and behind-the-scenes tours of the city’s unique landmarks.
Why: Mingle with local architects, design pros, and participating sponsors at the kickoff party.
When: Thru Sept. 29. Opening party, tonight, 6-9 p.m.
Where: San Francisco Design Center, 101 Henry Adams St., at Alameda St. (415-490-5800). Opening party tickets ($15) at eventbrite.com.
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